Category: Participant stories

“Moving with the family kept me grounded”

Lizelle Van Schouwenburg MBA experience

When Lizelle Van Schouwenburg and her husband returned to South Africa after he’d completed his MBA at CBS, she could not have known that they’d be returning to the city one day – this time with her as the student. Here, Lizelle talks about her family’s relocation and her MBA experience. “With a background in… Read more »

“It’s given me an opportunity to reflect on my future”

Despite the pressures of a new job, life in a new city and a baby on the way, Maersk’s Abhay Kinra decided September 2020 was the time to begin his Executive MBA at CBS. Now just over six months in, the programme has not only given him new skills, but precious time and opportunity to… Read more »

“When I’m in, I’m all in”

Blue MBA graduate Dorte Thuesen Christensen

As a leading figure in Denmark’s shipping industry with a suitably demanding schedule, Dorte Thuesen Christensen had to structure her time carefully to study for her Blue MBA. But it was all worth the sacrifices as since then she’s become the VP for Operations & Claims at Hafnia, where she’s helped to transform the company… Read more »

“We’ve been forced to adapt – and improve”

As part of the current Blue MBA cohort due to graduate in August 2021, Thomas Bek has had a very different CBS experience thanks to the pandemic. But despite moving to distance learning for his Blue MBA mid-programme, the Blue Water Shipping executive has broadened his already extensive knowledge of the shipping industry and gained… Read more »

Finding space for an MBA

work life balance

While there’s no doubt that studying for a Full Time MBA while working is demanding, it’s certainly possible to fulfil your all obligations and maintain a healthy life balance  – especially if you follow these tips supplied by Deborah Levinson, one of our current students. As a one-year program, the CBS FTMBA can be intense…. Read more »

Marketing on MBA-level: The key to soaring success or doomed demise

Marketing on MBA level

As part of our Marketing course on MBA level, we engaged in a thrilling project that involved selecting a company and creating a marketing plan. This allowed us an opportunity to merge theory with actual work and was a chance to experiment with different ideas. Before embarking on my MBA at CBS, I worked for… Read more »